Having someone close to you die is always a sad and emotional experience. However, if they died after suffering injuries in an accident, it makes you wonder whether that accident could have been prevented. For example, you may wonder if a head injury death could have been avoided if steps had been taken to avoid such injuries occurring.
Thankfully, deaths of this kind are rare. However, if you have lost someone close to you under these circumstances, you will know how angry it can make you. Could that injury have been avoided if the accident hadn’t happened, and were there ways it could have been avoided?
The crucial question to answer is whether someone was negligent in allowing the injury to happen. How was your relative injured? Did it happen in a road accident that calls someone else’s driving skills into question? Did it happen at work, where they should perhaps have been issued with protective gear that could have prevented the head injury?
Knowing how to proceed can be impossible when you’re faced with the loss of a relative. Yet you do have a right to find out what happened, and if negligence was at fault, you can usually make a claim for compensation. It would never bring the person back, of course, but it could set the record straight and allow you to move on with your life. You may have been dependent on that individual for financial reasons, and without them in your life, your financial situation could be very different. This could be considered as part of a compensation claim relating to the loss of the person by suffering a head injury, however and wherever it happened.
Do you want to learn more about claiming for a head injury death?
The team at Accident Advice Helpline offers our sincere sympathies for the situation you find yourself in. At a time like this, you need to know you can get easy access to information and advice about your much-loved relative’s head injury death, and about whether compensation could be paid out.
Calling us is easy and free if you call on 0800 689 0500. While calls from mobiles may be charged by your network provider, they are just as easy to make on 0333 500 0993, so you are never far away from speaking with someone with the depth of experience you need.
Date Published: November 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead